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Goldschmidt homers twice, Cards beat Brewers for 12th in row

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the St. Louis Cardinals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5 Thursday and extend their longest winning streak in 39 years to 12 games. On a day Adam Wainwright faltered early, St. Louis trailed 5-0 before rallying with one run in the fifth, four…

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Taylorville girls golfers earn all-loop honors

MATTOON — During the Apollo Conference Girls Golf Tournament held at Mattoon on Tuesday, a pair of Taylorville High School players were crowned all- conference. They were Sophia Robinson, who carded a 95 and Morgan Wright with a 99.

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Cards win 11th in row, best streak since 2001

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night. Goldschmidt also doubled, singled and scored four runs to help St. Louis stretch its best winning streak since…

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Fields to make first start for Bears with Dalton injured

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears planned to have Justin Fields adjust to the NFL while watching from the sideline as a backup to veteran Andy Dalton. Well, so much for that. Fields is set to make his first start when the Bears visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Coach Matt Nagy said…

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PHS boys golf finishes 1st; girls third on Wednesday

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer PANA—The Pana Girls Golf team held their 12th outing on Wednesday afternoon. Out of the four competing teams the Panthers finished third with a score of 235. Taking first place for the girls side of things was Litchfield (192). Behind them came Staunton (218), Pana (235) and finishing fourth was…

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Panthers volleyball team beat Shoes

TEUTOPOLIS — In non- conference action on Tuesday, the Pana Panthers volleyball team defeated the Teutopolis Wodden Shoes in two sets 25-20, 25-21. Pana improves to 14-3 on the season. Pana had 27 kills in the match, led by Jillian Hamilton and Chloe Ashcroft with 7 and 6, respectively. Lainey Hicks got 5 kills and…

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THS Boys Golf Apollo Tournament Results

MATOON—The Taylorville Boys Golf team ended their regular sea- son participating in the Apollo Confernce Tournament. The THS squad placed 6 out of the 7 teams with a score of 399 points. The top school was Mattoon at 325. Following them was Mt. Zion (329), Charleston (336), Mahomet-Seymore (338), Effingham (365), Taylorville (399) and Lincoln…

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Tornadoes Stomp Out Rival Braves In Two Games

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer TAYLORVILLE —The Tornadoes battled their rival Braves on Tuesday. The volleyball match only took two games for Taylorville to chalk up the victory against Mt. Zion. The final scores were 25-17, 25-15. Mt. Zion started with the serve to Taylorville. With a failed attempt to return it by the Braves…

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Apollo Conference Girls Golf Meet results

MATTOON – It was a tough day at Mattoon’s Meadowview Golf Course for the seven teams taking part in the annual Apollo Conference girls golf tournament.. With heavy early morning rains for the first hour of the event coupled with a blustery southeast wind, scoring was difficult. But in the end Charleston squeaked by with…

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